Tom Starling

I am currently working on transformation projects with other UK councils.

Age: 23

University: BA in Philosophy and Politics, University of Reading, with 6 months abroad in the University of Rhode Island

I am currently working on a transformation project with Bracknell Forest Council and will soon be commencing a new project working in Chichester District Council. iESE work on a variety of transformation projects for local government.

Why did you apply for the Kent Graduate Programme - Management Stream?

The Kent Graduate Programme really appealed to me due to the opportunity to experience a series of placements in 4 different areas, within the council, over the 2 year programme. I knew before I applied that I was interested in working in either local government or in a charity, and the variety of experiences Kent County Council offered really sold the scheme to me. The scheme provides a robust personal development scheme one day a week, where the graduate cohort work together on a project and also receive further training and development.

Current placement:

On placement in Your Life Your Wellbeing Transformation Programme, Adult Social Care and Health

You should apply if you are:

  • passionate about local government work
  • looking for a scheme with fantastic opportunities for progression and personal development.